Funeral Notices

Bernadette (Bernie) CONNELL (née Houlihan)

The death has occurred of Bernadette (Bernie) CONNELL (née Houlihan)
Templeogue, Dublin

Died 1st June, 2014

Peacefully at Tallaght Hospital, Bernadette (Bernie) beloved wife of John, and much loved mother of Lillian, Sean, Marie, Philip, Greg and Francis; Bernadette will be sadly missed by her loving family, her sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, sister Jane, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.

May Bernadette rest in peace.

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon. Removal on Thursday morning to the Church of St. Jude the Apostle, Templeogue (beside Orwell Shopping Centre) arriving at 10.45am for 11am Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Bohernabreena Cemetery. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Ph: 01 4907601.


Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.

Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.


The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising